Monday, August 16th: REVISED instructions to watch or make a public comment at the Education and Pupil Services Committees and WHAT EVERY PARENT NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THE REVISED HEALTH AND SAFETY PLAN

Thank you to all the concerned citizens who reached out to the West Chester Area School District regarding how to view versus make a comment in the August committee & general board meetings. Below is a copy of the revised instructions, including the links to the meeting agendas and how to register for public comment.Continue reading “Monday, August 16th: REVISED instructions to watch or make a public comment at the Education and Pupil Services Committees and WHAT EVERY PARENT NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THE REVISED HEALTH AND SAFETY PLAN”

WCASD Committee and Board Meetings: Registration (should not be) Required

All public school board sessions – whether committee or general session – are to be live streamed via the WCASD YouTube Channel. Per the information above, it gives the appearance that REGISTRATION is required to view the meeting. Regardless of whether Zoom is utilized to allow for virtual interaction of board members or members ofContinue reading “WCASD Committee and Board Meetings: Registration (should not be) Required”

School District Health and Safety Plans for 2021-2022

Here are the facts… The PA Department of Education (DoE) & Department of Health (DoH) support the CDC recommendations (keyword…recommendations NOT mandates). The PA DoE & DoH have confirmed that Schools Districts are to apply those RECOMMENDATIONS as appropriate in their local community, based on local community statistics. Therefore there will be no universal mandatesContinue reading “School District Health and Safety Plans for 2021-2022”

How it all started a year ago today….

August 3, 2020 ~ My first communication to Dr. Scanlon and the sitting members of the WCASD board regarding the pending vote on the WCASD 2020-2021 reopening plan, originally set for a HYBRID return changed at the last minute by Dr. Scanlon to a recommendation for FULL REMOTE. Below is the letter I sent then,Continue reading “How it all started a year ago today….”

June 28th WCASD School Board Meeting and Public Discussion on Critical Race Theory

This past Monday evening, June 28th, was a historical moment in the history of our school district. Not only was it the first standing room only in-person meeting in over a year, we had a plethora of public input via public comment on non-agenda items. Specifically, there was a constructive exchange of points of viewContinue reading “June 28th WCASD School Board Meeting and Public Discussion on Critical Race Theory”

Part 2: Equity Question from a Constituent…

As a follow up to Monday’s post “Equity Question from a Constituent” there were some additional questions, and I wanted to share my response to them at the bottom of this blog post. But before we dive in to the Q&A, I would also like to offer the following for your consideration of Mr. Woodson,Continue reading “Part 2: Equity Question from a Constituent…”

SCHOOL IS OUT…FOR SUMMER!

Thank you everyone for being patient these past few weeks as we all took time to rest and recharge after a busy primary campaign season. To think this all started at the end of January with declaring my candidacy and then ended with a solid victory on May 18th…it has definitely taken me some timeContinue reading “SCHOOL IS OUT…FOR SUMMER!”

Educational Freedom

“Educational pluralism—a school system in which the government funds and regulates, but does not necessarily provide, public education—is the democratic norm around the world. The list of educationally plural systems is long, and it includes the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Belgium, Denmark, Indonesia, Israel, Sweden, and France.” Source: Manhattan Institute, The Case for Educational Pluralism in theContinue reading “Educational Freedom”